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it turned wrong for jesse jackson junior. today we learned he could spend almost five years in prison. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel joins you live. >> former congressman jesse jackson junior charged with illegally conspiring with his wife to spend $750,000 in campaign funds op personal expences. no plea deal announceed but in a statement, he said, "i offer no excuses for my conduct. i fully accept my responsibility for the improper decisions and the mistakes i made. prosecutors are expected to recommend a prison sentence of five years and fine of up to $so 0,000. the former rising star of the democratic party and man with huge name i.d. is accused of buying a gold $43,000 rolex watch, fur cape and parka and pem raabilia of famous people. michael jackson, mar tip luther king junior and ma'am control-x. charges are wire and mail fraud. his wife who had her open political career as chicago alderman had reached an agreement with prosecutors after being charged with filing false joint tax returns. sandra jackson served as her husband's campaign manager at different times. she re
-fil-as, crystal's, what taburger. where is the nearest one? it's still big. former congressman jesse jackson's facing jail time after pleading guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of campaign funds. a tearful jackson apologized to his family and friends. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams takes us through this sad case. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign, admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch, $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars, $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >> reporter: as he left, jackson was apologetic. >> it's not a proud day. i'm sorry i let e
headlines. first we go to "the chicago sun-times." it is reporting jesse jackson jr. and his wife are the subjects of separate federal investigates into their finances. sources say sandy jackson who resigned her alderman post last month is now being investigated independently for access and use of her husband's congressional campaign money including credit card charges and moving money from one account to the other. jesse jackson jr. resigned from congress in november after winning re-election. they actually say she was collecting $5,000 a month, even when her husband was hospitalized for bipolar disorder from the campaign. >> that's a drama that's captivated chicago. >>> in "the washington post," gridlock on capitol hill, gridlock outside capitol hill. a new study says d.c. has the worst traffic in the nation. the texas a & m transportation institute says drivers in washington burn 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic. >> really? >> l.a., san francisco, new york, no question about that, and boston are in the top five. >> i'm surprised they were number one,
. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts here. >>> "we are the world" was a song written by michael jackson and lionel richie and produced by quincy jones. the star-studded video were released in 1995 and went on to raise millions for famine in africa. i can remember practicing this with my friends at the ymca summer camp. now it's back. but not in the way you might expect. because today the propaganda arm of the north korean government released a new "we are the world." it's a 3 1/2-minute music video. you can watch it here. it features an all-piano version of the song accompanied by image, of a space-age korea with a spaceship circling the earth. where a newly unified north and south celebrate -- here's the clincher -- as new york city burns. it's a bizarre video, to say the least. we know -- we think we know why they did it. because they feel a little left out. in the past few months, north korea has seen countries and companies around the world take bold steps into the cosmos. in the same amount of time, north korea just got one rocket up. they tried for two. so maybe that's a little embarrassing.
-- >> imr. jackson. >> jackman, not jackson. much safer to yell in french. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> they all looked great, didn't they? >> they looks beautiful. >> erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, breaking news. the dow posts its worst drop of the year. more than 200 points. >> plus, michelle obama with a surprise appearance at the oscars. if you fell asleep, you missed it. was it bigger than blockbuster or just a bomb. >> plus, let's go "outfront." >>> and we begin tonight with new developments. cnn has just learned that governor chris christie, a key 2016 republican presidential hopeful, is not invited to the conservative political action conference in washington, d.c. next week. that's according to a source close to c-pac, and c-pack, if you haven't heard of it, is often considered a must-attend for anybody who wants to win the white house from the gop. senator marco rubio of florida, louisiana governor bobby jindal, former florida governor jeb bush, rand paul of kentucky, rick perry of texas, they're all already on the list. is this a snub for c
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this morning. it's like pea soup out there. that's hartsfield-jackson airport. the fog so thick it kept planes from landing. meteorologist indra petersons joins us with more. >> good morning. the good news we're seeing that lift here. visibility less than a quarter of a mile. i want to get to the big story everyone is talking about, the potential for a nor easter to develop friday night in through saturday morning, all thanks to a low that could merge with a second low that could drop out of canada. first severe storms, heavy rain and wind moving up the eastern seaboard. we are talking about heavy snow, rain and wind moving into the northeast. we'll be right back. like a lot of things, trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. email ma
when jesse jackson had to hold his nose and go to damascus to beg for the release of an american pilot who had been shot down by the syrians. drones are clearly the wave of the future because they save american lives, but they're also effective for surveillance. they have far greater use than simply the kind of fighters we've used, and we actually also use them for domestic purposes. they were reportedly used in the case of the 5-year-old who was held in alabama. they have been used for weather. there are an estimated 8,000 drones, so although it's part of the most secret program, military program, we have, there are also other uses. >> which starts to frighten folks domestically. good thing with the outcome of that alabama case, but some folks think their civil liberties are about to be infringed upon at home. dan, i know from your reporting and the book you wrote, there was more debate within this administration about the transparency aspect of it than there was whether they would engage in a drone program. explain that. >> well, that's exactly right, and that comes up significantly
on the primary election in chicago. that just happened tonight. this is the election to replace jesse jackson jr. in congress >>> tonight, washington prepares us. how can nothing be the biggest news of the day? >> so what happens if this sequester kicks in. >> sequestration equals unemployment. >> fear not, congress is back to work. >> i don't sense a lot of urgency. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass, before the senate gets off their ass. >> in the quote of the day. >> the republican leadership says what would pass bills next year. >> we should not have to move a third bill. >> there is no house bill. >> that was a different congress. >> with this congress. >> get the job done. >> this is a chance to do the big bill. >> this is the mixed message we see from republicans. >> the president gets more money, he will just spend it. he has gotten his tax hikes. >> so the republican party is probably in worse shape, out of touch than they were on election day. >> out of touch with the american people. >> they have a
to replace jesse jackson jr. in congress after he resigned. the associated press has declared robin kelly the winner of the race tonight. former democratic congresswoman halvorson has conceded. she had an a-rating from the nra and the bloomburg pro-rating pac never let her forget it. now it is time for "the last word," have a great night. >>> tonight, washington prepares us. how can nothing be the biggest news of the day? >> so what happens if this sequester kicks in. >> sequestration equals unemployment. >> fear not, congress is back to wor work. >> i don't sense a lot of urgency. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass, before the senate gets off their ass. >> in the quote of the day. >> the republican leadership says what would pass bills next year. >> we should not have to move a third bill. >> there is no house bill. >> that was a different congress. >> with this congress. >> get the job done. >> this is a chance to do the big bill. >> this is the mixed message we see from republicans. >> the president
is the democratic nominee in the race to replace disgraced former congressman jesse jackson in illinois. she led the field ahead of debby halvorson. she is expected to easily hold the seat for democrats in the march 19th general election. kelly, who has vowed to become a leader in the federal fight for gun control gained huge momentum from michael bloomberg's gun control super pac which poured money into tv ads attacking halvorson and favoring kelly. bloomberg put out this statement, this is an important victory for common sense leader on gun violence and it's the latest sign that voter across the country are demanding change from their represent ttytives i washington and not business as usual. but it's an urban district where gun control was already popular. let's see how this works in places more rural and more swing districts. in other special election news, teddy turner, the son of ted turner, who's vying for the open house seat in south carolina's first congressional district has launched a new tv ad telling viewers to break up with career politicians. it's clear, though, he's singling out
is that the conservatives out there, the people that really don't like the federal government, jack since andrew jackson's day, yet they benefit. when we have this big see kes tration that goes after nofl bases, army bases, usually tilts to the south. >> it takes us back to the debates back in the summer of 2011 when people showed up at tea party events and said, you know, i don't want the government messing with my medicare. the fact of the matter is that we have a real problem, and it is stoked, it is stoked by a group of players who operate within the republican party. what we desperately need right now is, frankly, a ronald reagan or a barry goldwater, william f. buckley, somebody who will stand up to the irrational section of that party and say, look, i'm a big conservative, but we have got to be big kids. we have to operate in the real world. >> i think we need john wayne for this one. i'd say john wayne and the panama canal. i think you need somebody to say we got to get a lot bigger in our thinking. great having you on john nichols and michael scherer of time. >>> this party is not big enough fo
can imagine at hartsfield-jackson airport. check with your carrier before heading to the airport. >>> a developing story right now, a powerful earthquake triggers a deadly tsunami overnight. the 8.0 quake hit the solomon islands in the south pacific. four elderly people and one child were killed by the tsunami wave that followed that slammed into the eastern region of the islands and caused damage and disruption at the local airport and nearby villages. >>> two bombs have been discovered in the underground bunker in alabama, and this morning explosives experts will be searching for even more devices. officials also confirmed they used drones and sophisticated surveillance equipment to monitor suspect jimmy lee dykes during this entire standoff. right now, little ethan is with his family getting ready to celebrate his 6th birthday. the bring pal in the school said everyone is counting the hours until he returns to class. >> it's a shame this had to happen but for any child that i will believe will bounce back better than any child that i know of would be ethan. i feel confident he
night there was a special election. it was in a democratic seat to replace jesse jackson. a lot of people are scoffing about it. conservatives immediately because michael bloomberg went in. there was a candidate that was in a competitive race who was supported by the nra. bloomberg came in. and it changed everything overnight. >> he did. and he spent, i believe, $2 million on that race in a media market like chicago in a race at this level, $2 million is a lot of money. it's a lot of money anywhere. but coming in at the last minute and flood, saturate the airwaves with advertising in support of her and, you know, look. we talked about this a couple days before on the program. the mayor is a dangerous man in american politics right now for people who want to fight this battle. >> yeah, whatever you want to spend on trying to advocate for guns, he will triple, double, quadruple, he will spend more. >> he's got a limitless bank account, and as i said the other day, a lot of really smart political advisors who know that they want him to have an impact. and he cares about this. he's
hear it, the music underneath those images, a version of michael jackson's "we are the world." >>> the super bowl champion baltimore ravens celebrated today with several thousand of their closest friends, their hometown fans. people dressed in purple lined the streets to cheer the team's victory in sunday's matchup with the san francisco 49ers, and here is a victor's eye view we want to show you. cnn mounted a camera on the humvee carrying head coach harbaugh. this is what it looks like to be on the receiving end of this kind of a celebration. probably a view his brother wishes he had right about now. >> very cool. >> isn't that cool? >> very impressive. >> congrats again. >>> we're also hearing some sharp criticism on the president's policy for using drones to kill americans. would the outcry be louder if we were talking about george w. bush? that will be debated when we come back. oh my goodness... oh my gosh, this looks amazing... [ male announcer ] 15 entrees under $15! it's our new maine stays! seafood, chicken, and more! ooh! the tilapia with roasted vegetables. i'm act
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